Anne Sinclair is best known in the UK as the ex-wife of disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Here she talks to Elizabeth Day about her own extraordinary life story – starting from her refusal to let Picasso paint her portrait
Historian Andrew Roberts claims to have found first direct connection between Lord Castlereagh and 1804 conspiracy to assassinate French leader, writes Dalya Alberge
Le Petit Futé co-founder says French answer to Lonely Planet will combine best of traditional travel guide, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Google
A Portuguese writer named João Magueijo, that’s who. He has lived in the UK for 25 years and says it’s a joke – but a fair joke. But, asks Archie Bland, is it?
In thinking about Robespierre and the Terror, do we have to take sides, asks David A Bell
Audrey Magee's spare and resonant tale finds ordinary, flawed Germans swept up in the horrors of Nazi Germany, writes Ben East
Ruth Gilligan: This brave debut of dislocation and unspoken tensions is set in a country blinded by greed
Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and children’s illustrator Oliver Jeffers are among the artists giving talks and readings at the four-day festival in Seamus Heaney’s home county of Derry
Controversy as Giuseppe Grassonelli's Malerba wins Sciascia-Racalmare prize, named after writer who challenged Cosa Nostra
Expert on China who dared to criticise Mao's cultural revolution and the gullibility of western sinophiles
The classicist Robert Kaster is a knowledgable and engaging guide as he journeys along the queen of Roman roads, writes PD Smith
This lucid translation of Pavlov's powerful quasi-autobiographical novel confronts the horror of Russian history, writes Phoebe Taplin
Andrey Kurkov, the author of Death and the Penguin, is ideally placed to guide us through the Ukrainian revolution as it unfolds, writes Oliver Bullough
Sven Marquardt says it's about the right mix, even if that means 'letting in the odd lawyer with his Gucci-Prada wife'